Genre, a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. Genre is the very basis of all literature. A specified category of genre is non-fiction. Non-fiction is type of writing that employs the literary techniques usually associated with fiction or poetry to report on persons, places, and events in the real world. Non-fiction is used in so many ways. It is based on cold hard facts, truth. Non-fictional writers have used this style to create amazing stories of wars, countries once great and powerful, and people who inspired the world. Alexander the Great to JFK, everyone has a story. Non-fiction is used in movies, books, songs, poetry, and pictures. Some of the …show more content…
Next is Persuasive Writing. With persuasive writing, the writer takes a position on an issue and argues for his or her side or against an opposing side. The writer will use facts and information to support his or her own argument while trying to influence his readers’ opinions. .
Lastly, there is Descriptive Writing. Descriptive nonfiction employs all five senses to help the reader get a visual of what the writer is trying to describe.
A sub-genre, is a genre is a more descriptive version of genre. It takes a look at a specific style if non fictional writing. There are very many sub-genres of non-fictional writing. Some main examples are an almanac, Autobiography, Biography, Blueprint, letters, diagram, school books, speech, user manual, diary, encyclopedia, news article, book report, documentary, map, travelogue, blog, report, and an essay. All have to do with real accounts, and/or something that is true.
Sub-genre Biographies are an important aspect in non-fiction writing. Some of the most influential knowledge we have comes from a biography. A biography is a sub-genre of non-fiction, and it is an account of someone’s life written by someone else. Biographies have led to some of the most significant historical discoveries to this day. Biographies of Plato, Aristotle, and all the great philosophers who could not share their information have changed the world because of biographies and stories written by
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Charles Bazerman in his work Speech Acts, Genres, and Activity System: How Text Organize and People, explains that genre systems are, “text is embedded within structured social activities and depends on previous texts that influence the social activity and organization” (Bazerman
A writer can influence a reader in many ways using many different strategies. They may be influenced with emotion, logic, and experience. A main way of influencing your reader is to support your claims thoroughly. At the beginning of the semester, and through part of the semester, I would come up with a good main point, but I would lack Good supporting detail to my claims. After being in this class, I realize more that I need to come up with good supporting evidence to back up my claims.
GENRE: The genre of Distant Waves is science fiction because it is something that didn't happen that has futuristic thing in it such as earthquake machines, time travel, and other advanced devices that we don't have today. It also gave scientific explanations for everything.
Science fiction is a genre that has characteristics such as a futuristic setting and a human element. It is based on controversial areas of science or specific theories that have not yet been proven to be true. Science fiction works depict what may happen in the future as an effect of what technology and events exist presently. The genre of the short story There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury is identifiable as science fiction through the setting, character and plot.
When I first learned that the second unit would be about writing in different genres I was totally confused. What did this mean? Would I be doing different writings of mystery, romance or science fiction? That was my only small narrow view of what a genre is. I have now come to learn that a genre is not only simply whether something is fiction or nonfiction but a genre is different types of writing from a recipe to a resume. I have come to learn that there are so many different types of genres all unique in their own respect and all written from a different perspective.
“Genres are types of texts that are recognizable to the reader and writers, and meet the needs of the rhetorical situation in which they function.”(Swales 467) I asked Hilgenbrink, What texts or books do police officers use every day? He said “I think the text or book that we use every day is the laws that we enforce.” This is pretty simple because the laws are stated in the state’s constitution which the police officers inforce. Genre is crucial to the development of a discourse
Have you ever wondered why you were forced to take an English course in college, where you had to learn about genre and different forms of writing? Ever also wondered, when am I going to ever use this in everyday life? Well, I am here to tell you there is an explanation to both of those questions and it should make one think about what they are learning on a whole different level. Starting with genre, you should know that pretty much everything has a genre within.
What exactly do the terms that make up this navigation chart mean and how are they interconnected. Let’s explore that now, genre is an identification and classification of writing.
Genre is the French word for 'type'. Type is the kind of text it is.
Genre Theory is used in the categorization of films. Genres are dependent on various factors such as story line, whom the director is, and what are the audience expectations In using genre theory we create a short cut in how we describe films. Genres are categorized into and then sub categorized depending on the story and plot. Fantasy is a genre described as, “Any film with obviously unreal, magical, or impossible situations, characters, or settings, often overlapping with various other genres, especially science fiction, but sometimes historical dramas.” (Goodykoontz, 2014) Fantasy is a genre that typically includes a crossover genre, sci-fi,
The comparisons could kick off with the writer of books and music, but the writer of a novel is called an author and the writer of music is called an artist. Authors try to set the emotion and the story of both. The authors illustrate what the story is coming to be about. They use different techniques and styles to communicate ideas with the reader and the listener. An author can produce material across different genres. For a book the genres are fictional or nonfictional. While the genres of music can be: Rock, Classical, Country, Gospel, Pop, and Jazz.